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Tips to keep vehicles running smoothly

Tips to keep vehicles running smoothly

FROM FAMILY FEATURES While taking your car to an auto service professional is a great way to ensure its performance, the Car Care Council reminds vehicle owners there are few simple vehicle checks that they can easily learn and do themselves to save a little money and help keep their vehicles running efficiently all summer […]

10 ways to pay off student loans in a year

10 ways to pay off student loans in a year

BY KYLE WINKFIELD GOBANKINGRATES.COM/TNS So you’re out of college, drowning in debt and probably wondering, “Was it really worth it?” Whether it was or wasn’t is probably yet to be seen. But either way, you might be desperate to rid yourself of student loan debt — especially if the amount of your debt is on […]

A Speedway surprise for veterans

A Speedway surprise for veterans

Service men and women receive free tickets to race, autographed memorabilia Daytona 500 Champion Joey Logano and longtime Daytona International Speedway ticket holders surprised 22 local military members with free tickets to the 2015 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola and vintage grandstand seats autographed by the driver on Tuesday. Along with the two tickets […]

Getting into the swing of Summer Safety

Getting into the swing of Summer Safety

From Family Features Summer is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortu­nately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries. In fact, according to the Safe Kids U.S. Summer Ranking Report, summer is known as “trauma season” among U.S. public health and medical professionals because unintentional […]

Social media fuels ‘messy’ campaigns

Social media fuels ‘messy’ campaigns

BY ASHLEY D. THOMAS DAYTONA TIMES “Messy, messy, messy.’’ That’s how one Volusia County voter described the recent election campaigns. “It was pretty bad,” Samantha Mason told the Daytona Times. Signs were knocked over, stolen and defaced. Social media spars over who received campaign funds from whom and who slung the most dirt were not […]

Reed recognized for accomplishments

Reed recognized for accomplishments

FROM STAFF REPORTS Daytona Beach City Commissioner Paula Reed was recognized by Bethune-Cookman University and Onyx Magazine Sept. 10 during a reception held at the Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center for her commitment of support to the university and for other civic accomplishments. Onyx is a Florida-based publication that focuses on the accomplishments of […]

Event unveils Apple Pay, Apple Watch, two kinds of iPhone 6

Event unveils Apple Pay, Apple Watch, two kinds of iPhone 6

LOS ANGELES TIMES (MCT) The two-hour-long Apple event wrapped up in Cupertino, Calif. with a live performance by U2. The appearance by Bono and band mates, which had been rumored, brought enthusiastic applause from the crowd. The band’s new album, “Songs of Innocence,” was then released on iTunes for free. CEO Tim Cook touted it […]

The Art of Barbecuing

The Art of Barbecuing

From Family Features Americans love barbecuing. There’s something great about inviting friends and family over, firing up the grill, sitting back and eating a juicy burger with veggies in the backyard. In fact, nearly six out of 10 Americans plan to grill more than 15 times this summer, according to a survey conducted by Bank […]

Millions to catch a break with new FICO score calculation

Millions to catch a break with new FICO score calculation

BY GREGORY KARP CHICAGO TRIBUNE (MCT) The formula for calculating the most widely used credit score soon will change to lessen the impact of bad medical debts and old accounts that are paid off. FICO, which creates the most-used credit scores, said its new model offers “a more nuanced way to assess consumer collection information.” […]

How to get your kids involved in cleaning

How to get your kids involved in cleaning

FROM FAMILY FEATURES Chores are an important part of teaching children about responsibility. By encouraging kids to be accountable for completing everyday chores, even at an early age, you might be surprised at their willingness to share in the household duties. Here are some tips on how to get the kids involved in creating a […]

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